August 23rd, 2010
06:43 PM ET
12 years ago

Democrats look to the past in 'prebuttal'

(CNN) - Democrats offered a "prebuttal" on Monday to a top Republican's planned economic address, scheduled for Tuesday. But, it seems, they had to look to the past to predict the future.

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On a conference call with reporters, Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Democratic National Committee communications director Brad Woodhouse and Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern pounded home the message that no matter what House Minority Leader John Boehner says on Tuesday, his policies would bring America back to "the last eight years."

The three Democrats joined to present a chorus of dissention.

"More of the same," Wasserman-Schultz said. "Maybe repackaged into something shiny. But not that it's going to look or smell or taste like anything different."

"Do you want to go back?" Redfern asked. "What'd that look like?"

Woodhouse put it bluntly when he described what to expect: "Same type of crap."

Boehner's spokesman pushed back against the Democrats not presenting the whole story.

"Tomorrow Leader Boehner will outline common-sense solutions to end the ongoing economic uncertainty, boost small business job creation and end the spending spree in Washington," Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith said. "Instead of spreading distortions, Democrats should be working with Republicans to support policies that will support true job creation and end the spending spree in Washington."

Boehner is scheduled to speak at the City Club of Cleveland on Tuesday morning.

Filed under: 2010 • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • John Boehner • Ohio
soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. Tracy

    Yep, "Same Old, Same Old".. They are not not in touch with anyone making less than $50,000 a year. I agree with the President, the "D" on a car stands for "Drive" – Democrats.. The "R" stands for "Revers" – Republicans.... That's all they can do is take this country back to their policies that made us and the Tea Party folks poor, and made themselves rich. They miss that so they are doing everything disguatingly possible to get their money back..

    August 23, 2010 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  2. G D B

    Come on Dems!! You haven't even heard the speech yet. As an registered Dem but independent voter unhappy with the current congress and administration, I'm willing to listen. And Boehner's spokes-person is right, both sides of the aisle need to start working together and dissing a speech unspoken is the worst kind of tactic regardless of whether they will be correct. Talk about cynical..

    August 23, 2010 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  3. Alphonse

    The last 8 years? The worst of those last 8 are specifically the past 2 under the current administration.

    August 23, 2010 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    As usual...republicans have no Ideas...I was waiting for input ...but we have nothing yet...still waiting...we will see how everyone votes,,,stupid if it is Republican.:(

    August 23, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  5. roro

    Boner is interested in only one thing – being Speaker of the House. He cares not one whit for the average middle class American, and he will say and do anything he can to achieve that status. He is so full of himself that he believes he is deserving of all manner of power and prestige. Voting for him would be like voting against yourself, unless, of course, you're also one of the elite. While you're struggling to put food on the table, he's out playing golf. Just say HELL NO to the orange man!

    August 23, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  6. helenecha

    I'd like to see something happened with Americans' interests with benefits.

    August 23, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  7. Buster

    Just about anything would be better than what obama and his liberal demorats have given us so far. So he goes out to dinner for French- American cusine, well, at least he was not inviting 100 people to the White House and giving them $100.00 dollar a pound steaks from Japan at taxpayer expense this time.

    August 23, 2010 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |
  8. helenecha

    I'd like to see something happened with Americans' interests with benefits, along with a big smile.

    August 24, 2010 12:08 am at 12:08 am |
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